CBS Greenlights Martin Lawrence Comedy Pilot

     February 24, 2012

Shit just got real…real funny, that is! Well, more like possibly kind of amusing. The point is, Martin Lawrence, having nothing left to prove on the silver screen after Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son, might be taking his act to network TV, as CBS has ordered his multi-camera sitcom to pilot. The potential series, from $#*! My Dad Says producers Mike Lisbe and Nate Reger, will see the comedian playing a widowed father of two who, after losing his construction job, enrolls in the police academy.

Per Deadline, this project was one of several that CBS was developing for Lawrence, who has a talent deal in place with the network for this season. Things were looking grim until execs, probably after catching Blue Streak on cable at 2am this morning, decided to take a chance and give this one a last-minute order.